CBMR Travel Grants
The CBMR awards Travel Grants to assist with transportation costs and subsistence expenses for a five-day research residency at the CBMR Library and Archives to support research in the study and performance of black music repertoire.
Rockefeller Resident Fellowships
During 1995-2006, the CBMR awarded eighteen fellowships based on competitive applications. The fellows focused on individual research topics and delivered public lectures. Some of them traveled to remote research sites and cultural centers that were pertinent to their particular research topics.
More than forty visiting scholars from around the world, representing a number of disciplines in the humanities, collaborated with the fellows during special reserach colloquia. Nearly 100 books, articles, and conference papers, all resulting from research done by the fellows during their CBMR residencies, have been published or presented at scholarly conferences.
The CBMR is the only organization to have won three cycles of Resident Fellowships in the Humanities by the Rockefeller Foundation. Funding from the Rockefeller Foundation for fellowships in the humanities is no longer available.
The CBMR Rockefeller Resident Fellowships:
1995-96: Music and the Other Expressive Arts: Relationships and Implications
Fellows: Johann Buis, Danille Taylor-Guthrie
1996-97: Music in the Black Diaspora: Focus on Latin-American, Caribbean, and U.S. Connections
Fellows: Robin Moore, Gerhard Kubik and Moya Malamusi
1997-98: Modes of Integrative Inquiry
Fellows: Julia Foulkes, Helen Walker-Hill
1998-99: In the Spirit of Paul Robeson: International Scholarship in Music
Fellows: James Hall, Patricia Alleyne-Dettmers
1999-2000: International Scholarship and the Black Expressive Arts
Fellow: Sterling Stuckey
2000-01: International Scholarship and the Black Expressive Arts
Fellows: Oliver Greene, Julio Cesar de Sousa Tavares
2003-04: Researching the Circum-Caribbean
Fellows: Kenneth Bilby, Dominique Cyrille
2004-05: Researching the Circum-Caribbean
Fellows: Timothy Rommen, Rebecca Sager
2005-06: Researching the Circum-Caribbean
Fellows: Yvonne Daniel, Ivor Miller
2000: Hollis Liverpool*
2001: Marcello Piras
*Funded in part by The David R. and Roberta Rubin Visiting Artists and Scholars Fund of Columbia College Chicago